Blueberry Cheesecake with an amazing shortbread crust is the perfect way to enjoy a warm day! And, it can be made even more amazing by using homemade shortbread cookies as the crust!


Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!


I loved developing this recipe almost as much as I loved eating it. If you happen to love blueberries as much as I do, you will flip for these amazing and unique flavor combination!

Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

A traditional graham cracker crust would work here too! I also like the idea of an Oreo crust. Chocolate and blueberries are a match made in heaven!


Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!


Recipe adapted from

I love that so many of the items needed for this recipe were on sale.  I also love that the sale included so many “fresh” items!

Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

This cheesecake is for the blueberry lover.  It is slightly bitter due to the small amount of sugar and the lemon-blueberry combination.  The addition of the chocolate drizzle is essential!


Real Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust!

Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Blueberry Cheesecake with an amazing shortbread crust is the perfect way to enjoy a warm day!


  • 2 tbsp. butter melted
  • whipped cream
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 1/2 pt blueberries fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb 16 ounces or 2 packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 c shortbread crumbs
  • chocolate sauce


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare (spray, grease, parchment, butter, etc.) a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Mix up finely ground shortbread crumbs with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Press into the bottom of the springform pan.
  • In a stand mixer fit with paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes on medium-high. With mixer on low, add in milk and then eggs, one at a time.
  • Add in sour cream, flour and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Remove bowl from stand mixer.
  • In a food processor, puree blueberries with lemon zest and juice. Pour puree into cream cheese mixture and stir by hand until incorporated.
  • Pour blueberry cheesecake filling onto prepared shortbread crust and bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until the topping is set.
  • Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve, at least 4 hours.
  • Cover with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

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Reader Comments

  1. I’ve looked like I wet myself (but didn’t really ACTUALLY) in Target too! And I love cake. We are soul twins. 🙂

  2. I only wish I had a Target close by… my nearest store is a half hour away so I don’t shop there nearly as often as I’d like to. I’m praying they build one for me soon. I love your blueberry cheesecake and btw I don’t think there’s a mother among us who doesn’t have a similar story to tell. Kids and shopping are never a good mix.

  3. what’s not to love about Target, and I really need to use the cartwheel app more often | your cheesecake of course is simply perfect!!

  4. Oh my goodness I just loved this post. I definitely have to give that Target app a shot. But onto this amazing cheesecake… I am in love. This looks amazing.

  5. I’m always bewitched by Target’s bullseye as well. Once you look into it, there’s no point in fighting it, you’re GOING to spend money and buy all the things! I need to check out this app, it sounds pretty great. And beautiful cheesecake!!

  6. I LOVE Target! The past two places I have lived have both been in very close proximity to a Target and I told my husband that if we were to ever move again, the most important things to look for are school districts AND how close is Target! This cheesecake is simply beautiful!

  7. Ahhh that must have been so stressful!!!! The employees seem so kind !!!! Wish we had a target where I stay. This app looks incredible and do I even need to mention HOW AWESOME this blueberry cheesecake looks! <3 Loving the shortbread crust!

  8. I totally can relate! I may not have cried in Target but I’m sure I’ve done it in at least one store. Kids…what to do with them…what to do without them…

    Gorgeous cheesecake. Love the simplicity.

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